I’m Valerie and am seeking help from you, the kind citizens of the online community, in relation to my renting and financial situation.
I’m been living in Brisbane (AUS) for 3 years now. Very far away from my hometown, Vietnam, and I am graduating this December. To explain my case, I’ve been renting out this 2 beds and 2 baths flat close to the CBD for more than 1 year. My latest housemate decided to move back to the coast so I’m carrying the rent for both rooms which is $400 per week, electricity and internet not included. My family is not one of the wealthiest, or poorest, but my parent worked very hard to save money to provide both me and my older sister. However, things got worse over the last year as my father passed away from severe illness. What happened came really fast and unexpected. My mom was left alone to make money to cover mine and my sister’s living expenses here in Australia, despite the fact that my parent’s business of producing cardboard boxes for transport has become less and less thriving. Ultimately, my mother decided to shut down the business this year. What makes this even more difficult is understanding that the Vietnamese currency is way lower than Australian’s, which means it costs more Vietnam dong (VND) to buy a few Australian dollars.
I didn’t want to ask my mother for money this time as it seems to become a more sensitive subject since my father’s death. Adding to the renting issue, I’m owning my old housemate’s bond as I don’t have the money to pay her back. I still have some money in my bank account but it’s not enough to cover rent for both rooms, my living expenses and the bond. I also can’t move out right now because in the contract I signed with the building manager, I would still have to pay rent until he finds new tenants. So, there are not many options for me at the moment to solve this.
I have listed the spare room for rent but not many people are inspecting or wanting to rent it during this holiday break, and I really can’t afford the rent over the next month all by myself. Therefore, whatever you can donate will mean a lot to me and it can definitely help me a little bit longer until I find a new housemate and sort out my finances.
My PayPal link is PayPal.Me/VD1012. I appreciate your help very much and wish good things will come to you as well!